Pumpkin and Squashes

Vegetable

Pumpkin and Squashes
GROW PLANT

Vegetable
Suggested varieties: Atlantic Giant, Uchiki Kuri

Sow seed in pots, 1.5cm deep on their side. Harden off and transplant 60-90cm apart. Choose fertile soil in sunny sheltered site Mulch to conserve moisture. Pinch out growing tips of trailing stems when 60cm long. Protect from slugs. Place larger fruit on a tile to stop rotting Cut with 10cm stalk when fruit have coloured and sound hollow when tapped, but before frosts. Let skin harden in the sun for 10 days if storing. Flowers are edible
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Growing guide
Easy!

Average time to harvest 14-20 weeks Equipment needed Mulch (eg compost), tiles Germination time 5-8 days Average plant size 45cm tall, 120cm wide Family group to grow with Cucurbits: courgettes, marrows Seed saving group 2 - Annual, can cross-pollinate Key nutritional content Vitamin A, vitamin C

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Sow indoors

Sow outdoors

Plant out/transplant

Harvest

Use cloche

2.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot

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